For those of you who know me or who have followed my progress you know that I took a long time to come around to the idea that what I do as an online business owner, blogger, podcaster, using social media, losing all the weight, etc is inspiring.
I saw myself as someone who just showed up every day and worked hard to build a business and support his family. I just did the next job in line. I just found ways to get things done. And after being convinced by my friends that this makes me special I started this second website.
My initial goal was to share my more personal experiences as I continue to build my business as an amusement equipment broker. And I’ve done that.
However, I have been frustrated by the lack of income being generated by this site. The site is over a year old, and I have yet to generate my first paying coaching client or speaking engagement.
I have some great opportunities coming up in the new year, but nothing seems to be happening as quickly as I would like. I’m sure this is something that all of us deal with or have dealt with at one time or another in our lives.
So, I thought to myself what can I do to energize myself and keep myself moving forward. What can I do to prove that people should be hiring me to coach them on the path to their goals and dreams. And what can I do now as opposed to waiting until the new year.
I recently had a master mind call with Tim Mathews about building my business, and we discussed my starting a group coaching program. I told him I was a goals coach. He asked me what I could offer. I told him that I could help people get clear on their goals, determine the steps needed to accomplish them, teach them about accountability, and motivate and inspire them along the way.
He asked if I actually had the skills to deliver on these promises. I told him that I had done all these things for myself so I believe I can do them for others.
He then suggested I consider offering a group coaching program that would last 90 days at a fee of $5,000 for the whole course. I surprised myself when I didn’t disagree with this figure. I could actually see me doing this and people paying that if not more.
Would I actually charge that, probably not. But the fact that I can see myself being worth it is a big deal. Trust me going from offering coaching for free to pay what you can to $100 an hour has taken a lot. After our conversation I even saw the possibility that someday people would pay me as much as $10,000 a month for the benefit of my experience.
However, before I can offer the course I have to create one. I have some general ideas about how it would work. I believe it would include one 1 to 1 call or skype conversation, a weekly group call, and a private face book group. But people don’t pay good money for maybe’s or vague ideas.
So, I have decided to offer a free eight week course called Big Dreams start with Small Steps.
I’ve already set up the face book group, and I already have one person committed to participating.
His name is Jose, and he is the only person so far to take me up on my offer of a free exploratory call. I was impressed to see how quickly he raised his hand to say count me in when I posted this on face book and twitter.
Why did I choose eight weeks?
Its simple there are only 65 days left until New Year’s Day. That leaves a little over eight weeks until the ball drops. I hope I haven’t waited too long to make this decision as I only have a week to promote the offering.
What will we do in this course?
What do you want to do?
This course is for me to help you get started on the path to your big goal or dream. Its for me to show you tools you can use to overcome your fears and step out of your comfort zone. Its a place where you can learn how to overcome roadblocks and recover from mistakes, disappointments, and failures.
Do you have a book of poetry or a novel inside you? then we can work on your starting the writing process and moving towards publishing your book.
Do you want to earn or finish a college degree? Then we can work on the reasons why you haven’t done so on your own? We can discuss the road blocks standing in your way and I can offer new solutions to these old problems.
Do you want to lose weight or exercise more? This is one of my specialties as I have lost over 350 pounds from having had gastric surgery and changing my lifestyle. And many of the lessons I learned along the way apply to those not needing to lose such a massive amount of weight.
Do you want to start a new business? Then we can work on things like filing for a domain name, creating a website, applying for a business i d, developing a simple business plan.
Do you want to start a blog or a podcast? This is another area where I have lots of experience to share.
I have had to overcome a lot to get where I am today. I’ve done it by taking small steps e every day. I’ve done it by asking for help and listening when people have offered to advise me. And I’ve done it by not giving up.
So, the question is are you ready. Are you finally going to do what needs to be done to go after your dreams. Or are you going to spend another New Year’s eve watching the ball drop and making resolutions that will disappear before the first of February.
I really want to help you. I’ve decided that for too long I’ve been more focused on getting paid instead of focusing on helping you get to where you want to go in your life.
I’m going to fix that by offering this free course. If you are successful, then I am successful. And then in the new year I can grow this free course into a paid one Or perhaps some of you will realize that I really do know what I’m talking about and decide to hire me as your personal coach. Or the relationships built during this course could lead to future opportunities that neither of us can even imagine at this point.
Bottom line is I am going to invest in you and let the rest take care of itself. I’m going to be true to the person I am and let God worry about providing my needs wants and desires. I hope you will decide to come along for the ride.
I’m taking a big leap here. I’m offering something I’ve never done before with the faith that I can deliver because I’ve done it for myself in my own life. S, if you don’t need my help; then I need you to help me spread the word by sharing this post. I’m sure you know someone who can benefit. I bet you have a friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, etc who you know that has a dream in their heart who just needs a little help. Don’t deprive others of this opportunity by keeping it to yourself. Thanks so much for your help my friends.
Lets head into 2016 together. Lets start now to do amazing things in our awesome lives.
Thanks again for your love and support and take care out there, max